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Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Clinical Microbiology

Last updated: 04 November 2019

E level map

Microbiology provides the following services:

- Diagnostic services for hospital clinical staff and general practitioners working in the community. This includes bacterial culture, identification, and susceptibility testing, Mycobacteriology, infectious disease serology, parasitology, mycology, and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases.

- Support to consultants in communicable disease control and their colleagues in public health medicine.

- Local surveillance and special studies in infectious diseases.

- Provision of specialist tests for neighbouring NHS Trust laboratories.

- Investigation and support in community and national outbreaks of communicable disease.

 

UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.

Institute of Biomedical Science for Support Services for Registration and Specialist portfolio training.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday - 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Referral information

Certain samples require sending to reference laboratory include tests that are not available at PHT Microbiology, due to resources or safety, confirmation of results obtained at PHT Microbiology and further identification of organism isolated from PHT Microbiology, and can detect antigen or antibody in patients serum, PCR in patients samples, specific concentrations in patients serum, and typing of organisms isolated from patients samples.

The main referral laboratories used are associated with Public Health England (PHE) and encompasses the majority of reference laboratories. These are:

Bacterial Reference Department (BRD)

Viral Reference Department (VRD)

National Mycobacterium Reference Service (NMRS)

Mycology Reference Laboratory (MRL)

Rare and Imported Pathogen Laboratory

 

Where to find us

Travel up to E level in lift area 7. When on E level head through the link corridor to the Pathology Centre. Once in the Pathology Centre, take the lift up to F level.

Contact information

Located on F Level, The Pathology Centre, QA Hospital.

Tel: 02392 286201

 

Staff contact details:

Anthony Beddoes Operational Manager/Health & Safety Lead ext 7700 1728

Allyson Lloyd Operational Manager/Quality Lead ext 7700 1728

Dr Sarah Wyllie Clinical Lead for Microbiology ext 7700 1713

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